Donna Karan Autumn Hemp Silk Wrap Dress

Today is my 40th Birthday!!!   I promised myself this year I’d be wearing something fabulous to celebrate. Check out what I’ll be decked out in-Donna Karan for Vogue Collections Wrap Dress in the most beautiful Hemp Silk Charmeuse.  This fabric looks like liquid gold-it’s a stunner! My Mom, Ami and I are heading over to The Baker Museum to check out the fashion exhibit: YVES SAINT LAURENT + HALSTON- FASHIONING THE 70’S! Perfect way to spend my birthday.  Then we’re having lunch out at Season’s 52 with my sister.  We’ll have a small family dinner party when the boys get home. I’m one of Organic Cotton

Liberty Granville Shirt

I’m starting off my sewing year with a bang!  Here’s Sewaholic’s Granville Shirt in the most divine silk Liberty print.  This shirt looks and feels like a dream.  And lucky me,  I can get away with wearing this year round here in Florida. The Naples Botanical Gardens made a perfect backdrop for the floral.   I wore this Sunday for a family outing to see the Lego sculptures in the Gardens and snuck in some photos while the kids searched for Alligators in the Lake! All the Details- Fabric:  Liberty of London Irma Turquoise Blue Silk-Cotton Voile (semi-sheer) from Mood Fabrics (sold out…..this

Handmade Christmas-Family Sewing

I may have gone a little overboard with Christmas present sewing this year-but boy was it fun!  I worked on my handmade Christmas gifts for my family for a good month and made:  4 Lounge Pants, 12 Stowe bags, and 3 Jackets!  Plus I posted last week everything I made for my kids. My mom gave me my Christmas gift early to help out: a wonderful Coverstitch Machine!  It sure helped speed up those last projects.  I received the Brother 2340CV Pacesetter and wow-I love it!  It took a little getting used too but after some trial and error its super easy to use.  The only

Handmade Christmas-Sewing for the Kids

I’m psyched to finally share what I made for Christmas gifts this year!  First up-gifts for my kids.  As I’ve mentioned before we tend to do 3-4 main gifts for our kiddos each year (+stocking stuffers) to keep the clutter down. Something you WANT, something you NEED, something to WEAR, and something to READ! WANT– 14 in 1 Owi Solar Robot(for Nigel) and DIY Perfume Kit from Brambleberry (for Ami- the scents on these are amazing!  I buy all my soap making products through them too BTW.) NEED- Headphones for both Kids (Minion for Nige and Monster High for Ami). READ-

Top 5- Goals for 2016

Happy, Happy New Year everyone!  This year has gone by in a blink.  Or maybe a blur.  I tend to over plan and over think just about everything so my goal for 2016 is “SLOW”.  I’m going to slow down the pace, slow down my (self-inflicted) schedule and just enjoy my family and my sewing.  I want each piece I make this year to be thoughtful and unique.  I feel like I’ve simplified my style a bit too much in the past few years and want to create some truly ME pieces that express my creativity. I want to take the time

Top 5- Non-Sewing Highlights

I’m back with another Top 5 post.  This week I’m sharing my non-sewing highlights for the year.  For me that’s my family.  If I’m not sewing I’m focused on my role as a Stay at Home Mom to my two kiddos Nigel and Ami and wife to my awesome husband Vic.  Nigel is now in 1st grade-where has the time gone!!!- and Ami starts Kindergarten next year.  This is my last year with a kiddo at home all day! I thought for this post I’d share a little glimpse into our family life by sharing some family photos. A mini year in review. It’s lovely seeing how

Top 5 Misses 2015

Today I’m sharing my Top 5 Misses of 2015!  All in all, I’m feeling pretty good about this year’s sewing.  I had very few true Misses.  And quite a few of these looks below were remade or will be reused for new projects.  My best year of productive sewing yet!  Check out my Hits from last week if you haven’t already!   So here they are, my Top 5 Misses of 2015!  Click on an image to read the full post. Chuck Sweater This was my slow knitting project for October.  Too big, too wide and still too short!  I had so

Top Five Hits 2015

  Can you guys believe the year is almost over! You know what that means-time for some Top 5 Posts!  I’ve kept up with Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow’s Top 5 Year End Reflections since I started this blog.  I love looking back and reflecting on my life and my sewing each year. As I gear up for Holiday Sewing in the month before Christmas it’s so nice to write-up some easy blog posts. I’m sewing like crazy over here but because some of my family reads the blog I’m trying to keep what I’m working on this month under wraps.